Tuesday, September 22, 2009
DVD Evaders: Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Can you believe it? Looking For Mr. Goodbar is not on DVD.
The long out of Print VHS from Paramount is fetching some pretty pennies lately. So why hasn't someone gotten their act together to rescue this late 70's drama from possible obscurity?
And who would have thought a movie that was deemed controversial for it's day, starring Diane Keaton (She won an oscar for that year's Annie Hall) directed by the great Richard Brooks (In Cold Blood) which made a solid showing at the box office would fade from the consciousness so much that it now just seems straight up forgotten about?
Hopefully it does see the light of day pretty soon as the folk who do remember it are more than likely fans. We would love to revisit the film and watch a great slice of late 70's filmmaking with a tragic and mesmerizing performance by Diane Keaton.
LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR
Released theatrically October 23rd, 1977 from Paramount Pictures
Also stars: Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld (Oscar nominated for her role), Tom Berenger and William Atherton
A Bar Scene from the film: